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Published: 30 April 1987

400 Pages

ISBN: 9780195048667

Bookseller Code (04)


Law of the Commonwealth and Chief Justice Shaw

Leonard W. Levy

Through a critical study of Shaw's opinions, Levy sheds light on how his peers perceived rights, duties, and liabilities, the roles of government, and the nature of law itself. Overall, the opinions of Justice Shaw illuminate how liberty and order were comparatively valued, which interests were deemed important enough to secure in legal moorings, and where the points of social tension, growth, and power were rooted.

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